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Driver's window will not roll either direction

I found that the retaining clip that is shaped like a "U" channel, that is pinned to the glass is broken. Where do I go to find a replacement?

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Hi forquer, you can get those clips readily at an autobody shop or your local auto recycler, happy hunting and good luck to you

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